Featured stories about War & Conflict
Stories about War & Conflict
6 December 2016
"You’re lucky, as some were transferred out today, before we had shifts for standing and sitting....we are managing by squatting and sleeping on each others’ shoulders.”
5 December 2016
Rock music available online shows how a peculiar bridge, bringing the people of former Yugoslavia and Poland closer together, developed over the last four decades.
28 November 2016
27 November 2016
25 November 2016
The Kurdish struggle remains one of the most compelling storylines of the Middle East. The Kurds of Iran are active, but often ignored by the international community.
23 November 2016
"According to Google Maps, my father has his free movement restricted to 990 metres, 10 metres less than a kilometre."
17 November 2016
"In every military faction, including the regime’s army, you find a group involved in facilitating excavations and smuggling operations."
"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"
14 November 2016
Xiomara picked up a gun and joined the FARC at age 14. Like thousands of other women, she is now figuring out how to leave that life behind.
12 November 2016
In the past three months, the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Reserve Police have arrested around 7,000 people in the Kashmir Valley often at the dead of the night.
"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."
10 November 2016
A Donald Trump presidency and the closeness of some of the president-elect's key allies with the militant group MEK could mean a worrying shift in the US position on Iran.
8 November 2016
3 November 2016
"An electric current that would be enough to re-power my neighborhood...ran through my body." The first in a six-part series by Sarmad Al-Jilane about his experiences in a Syrian prison.
2 November 2016
1 November 2016
Many believe that war-torn countries are inhabited by the spirits of those whose lives were lost. Among those who died were refugees who escaped the country by boat.
31 October 2016
"In Mali, rape is a taboo subject. The victims’ lips are sealed by society’s gaze."
"Sometimes, you wake in 2016, but it feels like 1875 because Natives are still fighting for our land." --Sherman Alexie
30 October 2016
The city of Boise, Idaho, is taking in a lot of Syrian refugees: 122 so far this year. Asmaa Albukaie, who arrived in November 2014, was the first.